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Invisiblearmedia
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Microscope recommendations anyone?
    #616239 - 04/23/02 12:15 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Anybody out there have a microscope they'd recommend to me?

I'm thinking I'd like a ~1000x, binocular, mechanical stage scope.

Does anybody have one they like?

Also, has anyone found they need a dissecting scope to prepare slides, or can you use a hi mag scope for that too?

Also, what about dual (above/below) illumination? Necessary. One scope I'm looking at is only bottom illuminated.

Any help would be most appreciated. If I get a scope, I plan to post images here.

- Armedia


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Re: Microscope recommendations anyone? [Re: armedia]
    #616325 - 04/23/02 01:47 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

i am also interested in investing a reasonable amount of cash on a reasonable to high-end microscope.

perhaps all that own, or work with them in school/work can drop in their two cents to give the rest of us amateurs a clue?
pretty please? with a cherry on top?

while im already here and harrassing everyone take a look at this site:
http://sxm4.uni-muenster.de/stm-en/
step by step instructions on how to construct your very own scanning tunneling microscope!!!
im not sure how applicable this project may be to this hobby, but anything that lets you draw with bloody atoms MUST be worth a try!
perhaps i am a little over-excited about this information. but you have to admit that playing around with matter at that level is pretty damned cool.

peace,
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Re: Microscope recommendations anyone? [Re: uniboner]
    #616389 - 04/23/02 03:03 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

We built a scanning tunneling microscope for our advanced lab physics project my senior year in college. We would get a "bump" on the oscope as the microscope would "see" things... pretty impracticle for real world work, but a fun project none-the-less.


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Re: Microscope recommendations anyone? [Re: armedia]
    #616590 - 04/23/02 06:49 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

I know this isn't what you are looking for, but the intel qx3 i pretty cool. It only does 200X so it's probably useless for looking at spores. and the image is netcam quality, but for $50-$80 it's a neat toy for any amateur mycologist.


How much does a decent 1000X scope go for?



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Re: Microscope recommendations anyone? [Re: armedia]
    #616909 - 04/24/02 01:31 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

www.cynmar.com

They have a nice selection at reasonable prices.
1000X scopes from 200 dollars and up.

A binocular scope with 1000X and mechanical stage from $415. I got a $500 dollar model on clearance for $300 bucks.

High quality optics start at about $800.


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Re: Microscope recommendations anyone? [Re: armedia]
    #617080 - 04/24/02 07:01 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Above illumination is not important but be sure to get a microscope with oil immersion. Any 1000x scope probably has oil immersion. And why would you need magnification to prepare slides? The other accessories you need are slides, cover slips, immersion oil, and stains. Crystal violet or carbol fuchsin are good stains to start with.


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Re: Microscope recommendations anyone? [Re: uniboner]
    #617088 - 04/24/02 07:20 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Scanning tunneling microscopes are used to view atoms and molecules. Their magnification is way too high for biological science.
Scanning electron microscopes are the right ones. You can get a used one for 35000$.

Here is a interesting link: Internet guide to microscopy http://www.mwrn.com/guide.htm


Edited by zeronio (04/24/02 07:26 AM)


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